Since many innovative start-ups are popping up worldwide, we needed a network to spot them for us. We installed an embassy Egypt, Istanbul, Seattle and so on, to look for new business concepts and innovative ideas. Every month our ambassadors publish a new report on our blog.
Together with our Board of Innovation outposts, we’ll scout new business opportunities. If you’re interested in setting up an innovation project, training or workshop just let us know. Our local points of contact can help to speed things up.
Yash Saxena works as a sustainability consultant in New Delhi, India where his work focuses on business and policy innovations to accelerate deployment of clean technologies. He is also a columnist with Business World where he writes about emerging technologies and business practices. Previously he completed his masters in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. He is a national member of Techpedia an organization aiming to reshape the innovation landscape in India by building bridges between the industry and the academia.
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Hayk is a passioné for all things entrepreneurship (especially social) and startups. He is currently the principal at GPDoors, which offers business growth and profitability solutions from business and the IT/web perspectives. Hayk previously held a number of high-level positions in web-, and technology-related industries for various international (Hewlett-Packard, Pernod-Ricard, TAGorg, Markedu) companies. Hayk is a firm believer in “democratization” of space (in 2009 co-founded the first co-working space in MENA), meetings (initiated an OpenCoffee phenomenon in Egypt), and knowledge (on board of Member Advisory Committee of TakingITGlobal).
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Pedro has over 20 years of experience, especially in the Information Technology sector. He has worked for companies like Accenture, Alcatel, Mobil Oil, Compaq, HP, EMC and Brocade. With international experience (in the last 5 years was responsible for the south of Europe in a multinational company), has a deep understanding of Technology and Consulting markets and business processes, with functional skills in management, strategy, marketing, sales and business development. He has a M.Sc. in Electrotechnical Engineering and two post-grads (one in management and another in entrepreneurship and innovation management). He’s now managing director for Businessplug (www.businessplug.com), whose mission is to bridge the gap in between investors and startups, maximizing RoI while mitigating risks.
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Jonas graduated in June 2010 as a Master in Product Development at the Artesis University College of Antwerp, and is now pursuing his years long dream of reshaping (read: redesigning) the way we use internet in the mobile environment at Kyoto University, Japan. As a research student at the renowned Tanaka Laboratory, he works on the frontier of technological and economical innovations in the Japanese society, often including the ever growing influence of the (mobile) internet on traditional business models.
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Bart Claeys graduated in June 2003 as a Master in Product Development at the Artesis University College of Antwerp and studied Brand Management at Vlerick Management School. Bart lives and breathes the internet and has worked for several agencies and online companies in Belgium as a web designer/developer and interactive art director. In 2005 Bart started Creativeskills.be, a successful portfolio/job website that grew out to the most popular creative job board in Flanders. Bart is a real digital nomad and previously lived in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and currently resides in Seattle where he works as freelance interface/user experience designer. Bart gets inspiration from traveling and enjoys capturing local habits and stunning views on camera.
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